Welcome to the Center for Writing and Speaking!

 

Tutor Hiring 2020-2021

The CWS is pleased to announce that we are now hiring tutors for 2020-2021. All undergraduate students of all majors are eligible to apply! This includes:
Work Study Students
Non-work Study Students
International Students (including non-native English speakers and non-US citizens)
Transfer Students
Woodruff Scholars
Click HERE to download the application form.
 

ADDITIONALLY- The OICD, in collaboration with the CWS , is proud to announce a NEW position housed under the CWS called Career Peers. 
Career Peers are juniors or seniors who provide individualized support to graduate and undergraduate students on communication tools required for professional success. Career Peer tutors will help students in-person and virtually on resumes, cover letters, personal statements, LinkedIn and Handshake in addition to interview preparation for internships, jobs and graduate school applications. Career Peer tutors will work closely with Career Coaches in the newly formed Career Communities to learn to customize materials for specific professional audiences. Career Peer tutors will also lead interactive workshops on all communication tools.
 
If you are a rising junior or senior who would like to become a CWS tutor AND Career Peer or a Career Peer only, please fill out the Career Peer section on the attached CWS application.
 
Please complete the attached application and email it to cws@agnesscott.edu by 5pm, February 19, 2020. All applications must be sent in the proper format to be considered.
If you have any questions or concerns about the CWS tutor position please email Imani Young Bey, the Program Coordinator, at iyoungbey@agnesscott.edu. If you have any questions or concerns about the Career Peer position, please email Dawn Killenberg at dkillenberg@agnesscott.edu

About Us

The Center for Writing and Speaking (CWS) is a peer tutoring organization devoted to improving and enhancing students’ writing and speaking skills. Staffed by trained peer tutors, the CWS provides students of all ability levels with individual assistance in writing papers and in preparing and practicing speeches and presentations.

Mission Statement
The Center for Writing and Speaking (CWS), an integral part of the academic program at Agnes Scott, is a peer tutoring center that provides students with individual assistance in writing, speaking, and multimodal assignments and in developing writing and public speaking skills. We also support the efforts of English language learners to develop and hone their ELL skills. In a tutoring session, we help students identify their strengths and build on them, develop confidence in their ability to translate thoughts into written work or speeches, use writing and speaking to express and substantiate their ideas, and produce a polished final product. Our goal is to help students develop good writing and speaking habits and to become their own best editors and coaches. We strive to be a center that is welcoming and accessible to all, a place where students can work in a positive, collaborative atmosphere. This service is free of charge and available to all current students.

Location and Hours
The CWS is located on the ground floor of Campbell Hall and is open 24 hours a day as a student work space; tutoring is offered Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 4 pm. Walk-in appointments are welcome every Monday from 7 pm to 11 pm.

Two different spaces provide students the opportunity to work in the kind of environment that is best suited to meet their needs:

  • The Tutoring Hub (G-14) offers a comfortable, relaxed tutoring environment with ample seating and desks, coffee and tea (to give you that extra push while writing your paper or working on your presentation!), and all the best reference materials to help make your assignment a success.  Meet collectively with your presentation group - or individually - with a tutor as your prepare your project.
  • If you are working on a speech and would like to practice your delivery, our Presentation Center (G-17) has state-of-the-art projection equipment to help you make the most of what you have to say. 

Contacts

  • Imani Young Bey serves as the coordinator and manages the Center for Writing and Speaking during the Fall 2017 semester. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach her at iyoungbey@agnesscott.edu or 404.471.5201.
  • Dr. Christine Cozzens is the director of the Center for Writing and Speaking. The best way to get in touch with her is by e-mail at ccozzens@agnesscott.edu.
  • cws@agnesscott.edu — This is our general email. If you'd like immediate feedback, it is more effective to email the coordinator directly.
  • Dr. Mina Ivanova, Dabney Adams Hart Scholar in Residence, holds an advisory role as the CWS Patricia Colling Butler Fellow. She can be reached at mivanova@agnesscott.edu